Early stage of bluff failure, Encinitas, Calif.
A jagged crack near the base of a bluff at Encinitas, Calif., is an early indication that the bluff will fail. A Corps study for Encinitas and nearby Solana Beach proposes restoration efforts to protect the shoreline, making circumstances such as this less likely.

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